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Harry Potter 1st Edition Now Worth Over $80,000 at NateDSanders.com

FREE APPRAISAL. To auction, buy, consign or sell your J.K. Rowling Harry Potter 1st edition for the highest prices realized in the industry, please contact Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email him at Nate@NateDSanders.com.  We at NateDSanders.com offer 0% commission on your Harry Potter 1st edition and offer interest-free cash advances that should save you thousands of dollars over our competitors.  We will also grant you a high reserve which no other auction house will let you do.  Free FedEx pickup, free insurance and free FedEx shipping to our auction house in Los Angeles from the UK or US.  Please contact us for a free appraisal of your J.K. Rowling Harry Potter 1st edition.

J.K. Rowling Harry Potter 1st Edition

Bloomsbury Publishing house released 500 Harry Potter 1st edition copies of the book in 1997, an estimated 300 of which would be sent to English libraries. Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury co-founder and chief executive said, “I think the assumption in 1997 would have been that you would sell 500 hardcovers of any good book to public libraries so that edition would be aimed at them. The general edition for the market would be paperback.” So, the most expensive Harry Potter 1st edition is the one of just 500 books published, intended almost exclusively for libraries.

Here is the current price pattern for a one-of-500 Harry Potter 1st edition copy:

2017 — Harry Potter 1st edition, sold for over $80,000

2013 — Harry Potter 1st edition, sold for almost $45,000

2007 — Harry Potter 1st edition, sold for almost $35,000

We at NateDSanders.com can try to match the above auction sales prices, including $80,000,  for you when you consign your Harry Potter 1st edition to us plus offer you zero commission.  We offer the highest reserves on a Harry Potter 1st edition in the industry.  We can get those prices for you.

We at NateDSanders.com Auctions, have sold three rare J.K. Rowling Harry Potter books that are not the one limited to 500 copies.  We are looking to sell these for you too, if you have them.  One being a signed soft cover Harry Potter 1st edition, but the other two are the rare ones.  The other two J.K. Rowling autograph in Harry Potter books are a Hogwarts library book and a Harry Potter textbook which Rowling gave to a charity.  You might not see those two J.K. Rowling autograph in a Harry Potter book anywhere else.  Anyway, here are the three descriptions, pictures and prices:

J.K. Rowling Autograph in a Softcover Harry Potter First Edition, First Printing With PSA/DNA COA

Dark J.K. Rowling autograph in a Harry Potter 1st edition, first printing of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” Bloomsbury: London: 1997. The author signs the dedication page “To Bryony / with best wishes / J.K. Rowling autograph”.  A true first edition, it features the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the copyright page, and the first printing misprint on page 53 of “1 wand” listed twice, as well as the Wendy Cooling cover quote: “A terrific read and a stunning first novel”. Indeed, this first of Rowling’s wildly successful Harry Potter book series was published later in the U.S. under the title “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Its film adaption became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Issued as a paperback, novel runs 223pp. and measures 5″ x 8″. Toning to leaves and edges. Rubbing to spine edges and creasing to hinges, else near fine. A very valuable J.K. Rowling autograph.  With PSA/DNA COA authenticating the J.K. Rowling autograph.   Sold for $17,000.

Harry Potter Signed Book J.K. Rowling autograph Harry Potter 1st Edition

J.K. Rowling Autograph in Her Soft Cover Harry Potter 1st Edition– With PSA/DNA COA Authenticating the J.K. Rowling Autograph

J.K. Rowling Autograph in a Harry Potter Book “Quidditch Through the Ages” — Extremely Scarce Signed

Very scarce Harry Potter book with a J.K. Rowling autograph: “Quidditch Through the Ages.” Bloomsbury: London: 2001. The J.K. Rowling autograph is upon the title page: “J.K. Rowling autograph”. The simulated Hogwarts library book is mentioned in several of the Harry Potter novels. Rowling wrote the whimsical book for Comic Relief, a U.K. charity which received this signed copy by Rowlings. Included in the lot is a 29 April 2001 London “Sunday Times” describing the contest and a facsimile of the letter to the winner. The 4.25″ x 7″ paperback is in fine condition. Dark blue J.K. Rowling autograph. Sold for $7,951.

Harry Potter Signed Book J.K. Rowling autograph Harry Potter 1st Edition

J.K. Rowling Autograph in Harry Potter “Quidditch Through the Ages” — Extremely Scarce Signed

Scarce J.K. Rowling Autograph in Harry Potter’s “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them” — Only Signed Copy on Market

J.K. Rowling autograph in Harry Potter’s textbook “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.” Bloomsbury: London: 2001. The author signs upon the title page: “J.K. Rowling autograph”. Harry “handwrites” notes in the textbook, which is mentioned in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Rowling created the book as a contest prize for Comic Relief, a U.K. charity, and included in the lot is the original letter to the contest winner on Comic Relief letterhead. 4.25″ x 7″ paperback is in fine condition. The scarcest of Harry Potter signed books.   Sold for $6,571.

Harry Potter Signed Book J.K. Rowling autograph Harry Potter 1st Edition

Scarce J.K. Rowling Signature in Harry Potter’s “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them” — Only Signed Copy on Market

Whenever our auction house obtains a jaw dropping item, the press posts a story about our auction house from newspapers such as The New York Times to stations such as the BBC, CNN or Fox News. A Harry Potter 1st edition at Nate’s might generate similar publicity.  Herewith is a news article about our auction house originally from Reuters regarding auctioning the author Ray Bradbury’s estate.

Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury’s Estate Auction Nets Nearly US $500,000

Harry Potter 1st Edition J.K. Rowling autograph Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury's Estate Auction Nets Nearly US $500,000

Late Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury (Reuters)

 A portion of late science fiction author Ray Bradbury’s estate, including George Bernard Shaw’s garden spade and artworks both comedic and surreal, sold for $493,408 in California, the auctioneer said.

Bradbury, who died in 2012, was perhaps best known for his dystopian classic, “Fahrenheit 451.,” the auctioneer said. In a career spanning more than 70 years, the Waukegan, Illinois, native also wrote “Dandelion Wine,” “I Sing the Body Electric” and “From the Dust Returned” as hundreds of short stories, poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays and screenplays.

Among Bradbury’s possessions sold late on Thursday was an inscribed spade owned by Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw and a meandering science-fiction-free unpublished poem about the garden tool, which sold together for $6,250, auctioneer Nate D. Sanders said.

Dean Ellis’ painting of a naked, tattoo-covered man sitting atop a tiny wooden platform under a bewitching crimson sky, used for the 1969 cover of short story collection “The Illustrated Man,” sold for $45,894, the auction house said.

Surrealist painting “Carnival” by Italian-born artist Joseph Mungnaini, a longtime friend of Bradbury’s who developed cover and interior art for his books, won $23,153, the auctioneer said.

A mounted silver Hugo Award, the top trophy for science fiction writing which Bradbury won in 2004, garnered $28,734, and Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant comic series fetched $21,175, it said.

© Thomson Reuters 2014

FREE APPRAISAL. To auction, buy, consign or sell your J.K. Rowling Harry Potter 1st edition for the highest prices realized in the industry, please contact Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email him at Nate@NateDSanders.com.  We at NateDSanders.com offer 0% commission on your Harry Potter 1st edition and offer interest-free cash advances that should save you thousands of dollars over our competitors.  We will also grant you a high reserve which no other auction house will let you do.  Free FedEx pickup, free insurance and free FedEx shipping to our auction house in Los Angeles from the UK or US.  Please contact us for a free appraisal of your J.K. Rowling Harry Potter 1st edition.

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